As the Holiday season approaches, you might be in the market for a unique gift for the special people in your life: something unique and pleasantly surprising to them. It’s hard to know what people already have, be they co-workers you’ve been assigned as a Secret Gift-Giver for, parents, siblings, friends, or a significant other. As a solution, we suggest: buying local and buying indie.
Buying local can help ensure your money stays within the local community, ensuring that everyone in your region has the money to properly enjoy the holiday season worry-free. Cash remaining within its local infrastructure is the backbone of making sure an economy stays stable and strong. But, on a more fun note, buying indie makes for a greater chance that the item you’re purchasing will be new to the person you’re buying it for! Rather than trying to covertly sneak a peek at their bookshelf or find a way to get information out of family and friends, you can rest assured that locally bought, independently-produced titles will be new and exciting reads to whomever you’re giving them to! 🙂
Below we’ve compiled a list of items best-suited for the different people in your life! 🙂
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There is a legend that in times of great need, a person wielding the power of all six Elements will come forth to bring peace to New Earth. The myth of the Six-Elemental is almost seven hundred years old, and the possibility of someone having the power of more than one Element has been thoroughly disproven by science.
None of this matters, however, when Kit Tyler receives the power of all six Elements on her twenty-first birthday. Unsure of how the world will react, or how to wield her powers, Kit keeps this information a secret, swearing that she will reveal it when she is stronger and more worthy. After all, the only thing worse than being a walking myth is being a disappointing one.
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Ali House is a compulsive writer, traveler, and reader.
She is also a fan of the Oxford comma. A native Newfoundlander, Alison is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (MUN).
She currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she works in arts administration and spends more time than a person should in and around theaters.
Ali wrote the shorts The Gemini Project and Second Life, both of which were printed in Bluenose Paradox, released November 8th at Hal-Con 2013.
“She’s a great Newfoundland author with a bright future,” said Engen founder Matthew LeDrew. “She’s also nowhere near as mean as she looks in this picture.”
Alison dealt the first Engen Universe poker game after the Stargazer Soiree on Saturday night and has been in talks with Ellen Curtis regarding an unknown project since.